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FGM is an Affront on Women’s Dignity and Rights – Speaker

  5 December 2016   

The Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon. Rebecca Kadaga, has called on the Sabiny and Kalenjin communities to shun the primitive cultural practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) which she described as outdated and an abuse of women’s dignity. Kadaga made the remarks as she presided over the 20th Sabiny Cultural Day at Kwosir Girls’ Secondary School in Kween district, on Wednesday, 30th November 2016. Read More: https://goo.gl/Pgf25y

Probe Kasese Mayhem, Speaker asks UHRC

  5 December 2016   

The Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon. Rebecca Kadaga, has asked the Uganda Human Rights Commission to investigate allegations of human rights abuses committed by security agencies during last week’s attacks in Kasese. Read More:https://goo.gl/3DaWdt

URA, Members of Parliament meet over Taxation

  5 December 2016   

The Speaker of Parliament, Rt Hon. Rebecca Kadaga has urged Members of Parliament to acquaint themselves with the relevant tax laws so as to improve their knowledge on taxation.While giving opening remarks at the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) and Members of Parliament tax sensitisation seminar meet on 2nd November, 2016, at Kampala Serena Hotel. Read More: https://goo.gl/WiPTvl

House Sets up Select Committee on UTL

  5 December 2016   

Parliament has constituted a seven member select committee to probe the management and operations of Uganda Telecom (UTL). The move follows a Motion passed by Parliament last week. The Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon. Rebecca Kadaga, appointed Independent MP, Hon. Okin Ojara (Chua West) to chair the Select Committee. Read More: https://goo.gl/NgBEac

The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) Adds 40 New Fellows

  22 November 2016   

The election of 40 new The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) Fellows took place at the Academy's 27th General Meeting in Kigali, Rwanda. The forty new Fellows bring the total TWAS membership to 2004. Twelve new members are women. Twenty-six members hail from Brazil (4), China (12) and India (10). One each (12 total) live and work in Argentina, Australia, Canada, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Germany, Jamaica, Jordan, Mexico, South Africa, Tunisia and Uganda. Two live in Finland and Kazakhstan, where TWAS membership was not represented up to 2016. The TWAS Fellow from Uganda is our very own member David Justin Bakibinga DPhil, Professor, School of Law, Makerere University Read More: http://twas.org/article/twas-adds-40-new-fellows

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